Sail the seas exploring a newly discovered archipelago in this brilliantly balanced game of exploration. Invest in new paths of discovery, continue from where your competitors leave off or journey fourth on a new path. Strive to stake claims and control the islands for profit, glory and victory, but beware of storms and pirates.
Entdecker is a brilliant tile laying game by Klaus Teuber, the creator of Settlers of Catan. On each turn you decide where to begin a journey of exploration and how far (how many tiles) you wish to explore. Each tile you explore has a cost that depends on where you start exploring, and whether or not you are willing to draw your tile "blindly". Finally, you can pay a cost to claim your discovery by placing a scout, a fort, or a settlement. When an entire coastline is explored, the island is "discovered" and whoever has the most influential claim to the island is granted the full points for discovery. Minor discoverers are given lesser point rewards so they still benefit for having aided in the discovery.
180 Discovery Tiles
1 Explorer Ship
79 Wooden Pieces including Settlements, Forts, and Scouts
9 Produce Tokens
7 Native Chieftan Huts
1 Cloth Bag
1 Special Die
Prf. Easy's Introduction to Entdecker
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